Why Donate?


The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF) is one of the few charities created by the movie industry for the people in the industry. Since 1936, we have been a special friend to those in need of a helping hand.

Named after the humanitarian, philanthropist and entertainer Will Rogers, the WRMPPF perpetuates his legacy through the great works of the Will Rogers Institute (WRI), Brave Beginnings – a neonatal equipment grant program – and the Pioneers Assistance Fund (PAF).


Entertainment is a unique business and we are a unique charity. Rather than existing to eliminate a specific disease or social issue, the WRMPPF was created to offer help for today and hope for tomorrow.

As a donor of WRMPPF, you make it possible for this industry charity to take care of its own and to continue the work of all our unique programs. By making this investment, you help us provide peace of mind and direct services to those in need.

Your donation makes you a part of a tradition that spans most of the history of American film-making. Being a part of this industry requires hard work, dedication and a passion for theatrical entertainment. This charity started in the 1920s, assisting vaudevillians who needed a helping hand. Through the years we have grown to not only help those in the theatrical entertainment industry, but also to fund lifesaving research in cardiopulmonary diseases and to educate the public on the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

And if a time ever comes when you need us—we will be there for you!


You may continue or start a donation using either of the following methods:

  • Online — Simply fill out our convenient online form and enjoy the rewards of being a donor instantly.
  • Mail or Fax — Print and fill out your information in a printer-friendly application. Please mail or fax it to:
    Will Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
    6767 Forest Lawn Dr., #303
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
    Fax: 818-508-9816